Hello fellow Acorn users

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Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by guardian1128 » Wed May 30, 2018 11:09 am


Fairly new to this site, just not said Hi on here yet.
Started with the Acorn Electron back in 1984 but lost the machine in 1993 when someone borrowed it and decided to move without giving it back.
Picked up a few from ebay recently including a slogger 64k / turbo modded version and a plus one adapter ( still on the lookout for a plus 3 without getting outbid at the last second, lol ) , have a couple of BBC micros which i'm trying to fix to make a full working one along with the disk drive and games i've aquired.

Looking to maximise on the experience so looking forward to getting plenty of help from you guys and make the most out of my machines, :D :D

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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by davidb » Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 am

Welcome from a fellow Electron user. :D

Sorry to hear about your original Electron, though it seems you have more than made up for losing it in recent years. :)

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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by Elminster » Wed May 30, 2018 12:55 pm

Welcome. Don’t forget to check the hardware list, link below, for lots of exciting things to spend on for your machines.

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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by tricky » Wed May 30, 2018 3:57 pm

Welcome, and if you haven't found it, http://bbcmicro.co.uk for while you are getting your beebs working and after.

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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by daveejhitchins » Wed May 30, 2018 5:17 pm

Welcome to the Forum, guardian1128 . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
Parts: UM6502CE, GAL22V10D, GAL16V8D, AS6C62256A, TC514400AZ, WD1772, R6522, TMS27C512, AT28C256
Products: ARA II, ARA III, ABR, ATI, AP6, MGC, AP5 . . .
For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by Multiwizard » Wed May 30, 2018 5:25 pm


welcome to this great Forum... :D

Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by CMcDougall » Wed May 30, 2018 7:09 pm

welcome G :)

weird someone borrowing a £199 elk, then having to move house, hope he now lives in a bedsit! :lol:

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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by flaxcottage » Wed May 30, 2018 8:36 pm

Welcome. :D
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Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

Post by Andy1979 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:37 am


As someone who's also getting back into things after a few decades away I've found this forum, and especially the people on it, extremely helpful.

For the same cost as a few beers and a bit of soldering I now have MicroSD storage on my Master Compact, hundreds of games, and can telnet into BBS sites over wifi. It's wonderful to see all this continual development.

Best of luck with your restorations and eBay bidding.

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